Entry and exit at 4 metro stations, together with on the Tikri border, one of many epicentres of the farmers’ agitation, have been shut by the DMRC authorities for practically 4 hours on Thursday in view of the safety scenario because of a rail blockade referred to as by the protesters.
The Tikri Border metro station is close to the positioning the place the farmers are protesting in opposition to three new agriculture legal guidelines of the Centre.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted to tell the commuters concerning the closure of entry and exit at these 4 stations.
“Security Update Entry/exit for Tikri Border, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Bahadurgarh City, and Brig. Hoshiar Singh have been closed,” it stated.
Earlier within the day, the Delhi Police tightened safety in a number of elements of the nationwide capital, particularly close to the railway tracks, in view of the “rail roko” (rail blockade) referred to as by the protesting farmer teams.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of farmer unions spearheading the protest, had introduced the rail blockade final week to press for its demand for a repeal of the legislations.
The SKM had stated the blockade shall be held throughout the nation from 12 midday to Four pm.
With farmers blocking railway tracks throughout the nation, at stations huge and small, the protesters on the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana stated it proved that the agitation was not simply restricted to Punjab and Haryana.
After about 4 hours, the DMRC tweeted once more to tell the commuters that the 4 stations have been reopened.
“Entry/exit gates of Tikri Border, Pandit Shree Ram Sharma, Bahadurgarh City and Brig. Hoshiar Singh metro stations are open. All stations are open. Normal services on all lines,” it stated.
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